About Bock

About Bock
Bocks range in color from pale to deep amber and in alcohol from 6-7%. These beers are an exposition of malty sweetness that is classically associated with the character and flavor of Bavarian malt. Hop aromas are generally low, though hop bitterness can serve as a balancing factor against the malt sweetness. Bocks are a specific type of strong lager, historically associated with Germany-- specifically the town of Einbeck. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail LTD 01, Stiegl Bock and Anchor Bock.

Top Picks for Bock

Peroni Gran Riserva Doppio Malto
91 points
Brilliant gold color. Aromas and flavors of egg sandwich, dried stone fruits, roasted nuts and grains, and peach blossoms with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, captivating, long finish with accents of mixed lettuces and greens, lemon pepper, and buttered raisin rye bread finish. A zesty, flavorful bock with nice depth, balance and warm.
Alhambra Reserva Roja Bock
89 points
Clear bronze color. Toasty aromas and flavors of chocolate dried fruits and nuts, butter toasted grain toast, and clay with a supple, soft, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a warming, compelling, medium-long finish with notes of chocolate cream pie, watercress, roasted root vegetables, and earth finish. A lovely, chewy chocolatey bock that is sure to please.
Kinkaider Brewing Co. Bearded Bock Lager
87 points
Brilliant dark copper color. Fruity aromas and flavors of golden-raisin compote and pear marmalade on toast with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, breezy finish evoking shades of cocoa dusted lemons, smoked nuts, and pepper finish. A nice warming bock to take the chill off a fall day.
Granite City Food & Brewery The Bennie Bock
85 points
Bright mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts and fruits, rye toast, and price cake with a supple, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium finish with impressions of brown sugar, roasted yams and carrots, nuts, and grilled cabbage and romaine finish. A nice savory bock for the table.